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Marc C Brands

Oakdale, PA, United States
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  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114,278
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100,215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99,657

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A book for 20-somethings, but not me

  • By Bonny on 09-22-16

Little slow in the middle. Very animated reader.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-16-18

Little slow in the middle. Very animated reader. (This review requires at least 15 words. I think this is a bad policy of Audible books)

  • The Creature from Jekyll Island

  • A Second Look at the Federal Reserve
  • By: G. Edward Griffin
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 24 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,488
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,256
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,268

This classic expose of the Fed has become one of the best-selling books in its category of all time. Where does money come from? Where does it go? Who makes it? The money magician's secrets are unveiled. Here is a close look at their mirrors and smoke machines, the pulleys, cogs, and wheels that create the grand illusion called money. A boring subject? Just wait. You'll be hooked in five minutes. It reads like a detective story - which it really is, but it's all true.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting novel. Oh and it's economic history.

  • By Stephen on 08-31-13

Don't be fooled

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-29-18

Don't be fooled by thinking this is a book telling a story about some men meeting secretly on an island it's so much more!!

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  • The Money Bubble

  • By: James Turk, John Rubino
  • Narrated by: Larry Wayne
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147

Turk and Rubino are back to say that history is about to repeat. Instead of addressing the causes of the 2008 financial crisis, the world's governments have continued along the same path, accumulating even more debt and inflating even bigger financial bubbles. So another - even bigger - crisis is coming.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding!

  • By Vince on 05-18-15

Summarizes 10 years of financial education.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-17

One of the best books I've ever read. Maybe a little tin foil hat for some readers but I think it's written very well and summarizes what took me over 10 years to learn

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • How To Avoid Paying Taxes Legally

  • By: Don Curtis, JJ Monte
  • Narrated by: Craig Curtis
  • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 6

Tax evasion is illegal. Tax avoidance is not. Every taxpayer has a right to adjust his affairs so that he minimizes his tax liability. He can avoid the payment of higher taxes by so adjusting his affairs as to make his transactions subject to some lesser tax bracket. We recognize such steps as perfectly legitimate business undertakings. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, Russell C. Harrington.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • like reading a tax form textbook.

  • By Marc C Brands on 04-02-17

like reading a tax form textbook.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-02-17

seems like the writer is a tax preparer. very basic ideas and rules, half of the book is about illegal schemes to avoid

1 of 1 people found this review helpful